Ruth Davidson put earplugs in as good news on the Scottish economy drives her nuts!

September 13, 2017

By Professor John Robertson

Ever since it became clear that there was no recession coming for Scotland and that the Scottish economy is growing 4 times faster than the UK, indicators of good economic health have become a flood. Today we hear from a Manpower Group outlook survey that: ‘Hiring confidence in Scotland has doubled amongst employers’. These results echo a whole range of other evidence:

Ruth and Kezia sob as they hear Scotland is ranked as the best place in the UK to start a business. Will this good news never end?

Unemployment at record low, employment up, economy growing, youth unemployment amongst lowest in Europe, business confidence increasing, oil jobs returning, health indicators improving to world’s best: That’ll be Norway? No? Scotland!? SNP baaaad!

Scottish businesses showing signs of greater health than those in the rest of the UK

Good News: SNP Scottish Government to invest an additional £15.6 million for extra superfast broadband coverage, for homes and to boost business.

Fighting Tory austerity again, the SNP Government steps in to help 100 000 small businesses, district heating schemes and small-scale hydro schemes.



These are just the most recent of many other reports of a similar nature. You’ll notice the SNP government doing its bit. I know government doesn’t create all this by itself but it creates the conditions in which economies flourish. If we had a recession, the SNP would surely have got the blame so they deserve at least some of the credit now.

Footnote: Will this Ruth tag boost my readership? It did once before [9 707!] then people clearly began to see through my cheap ploy.

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